ESPN, obviously inspired by FOX's failed Joe Buck NFL Today experiment, is doing one better by having Joe Morgan broadcast both baseball games emanating from New York on Wednesday. Are there strange pockets of the country that actually enjoy commentary from Joe Buck or Joe Morgan? Who are these people? But more importantly, why do FOX and ESPN insist and shoving the same people down our throats each day?
University turn out thousands of broadcasting students each year, and yet the networks are still content with sticking with the same tired faces. Stuart Scott, Chris Berman, Buck, Morgan, et al would have been fired a long time ago if they were MLB managers/NFL coaches. But not only do these guys survive, the networks find more work for them.
So much so that the NYPD is going to give Morgan a police escort to go from Shea Stadium to Yankee Stadium. Seriously. It is as if the networks don’t want you to watch baseball. The MLB should consider a class action suit because you could likely prove that the decline of baseball’s popularity has nothing to do with the time of the game, the lack of inner city ballparks or steroids. It is likely the announcers charged with promoting the game are actually turning off viewers.
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